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Alaska sets new wind chill weather

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1. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 1999 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Think it is a bit cold where you live?
Check out the weather in Howards Pass, Alaska.

http://www.livescience.com/43503-alaska-new-wind-chill-record.html

"Gusting winds blew away Alaska's wind chill record on Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), setting a new low of minus 97 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 71 degrees Celsius). A remotely-operated National Weather Service sensor in Howards Pass, in northern Alaska's Brooks Range, recorded sustained winds of 71 mph (114 km/h) and gusts up to 78 mph (125 km/h) on Friday. The wind chill was calculated from the recorded temperature of minus 42 F (minus 41 C).

Wind chill is a measure of heat loss from the human body, and reflects how outdoor conditions actually feel to people braving the winter weather. Frostbite can strike in less than 5 minutes if skin is exposed in conditions like those in Howards Pass, the Alaska NWS said."

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Gary,
I think I will stay here in Vegas for the winter. I broke out the shorts this weekend. Low 70s everyday now.

3. Posted by Ravinder10 (Budding Member 7 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

We've not had much of a winter at all here in Scotland, UK. But the south west of England has been hit by a lot of rain all winter and lots of flooding due to the unusual weather from across the Atlantic.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5616 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Actually, I wasn't really surprised by that temperature. Saw it too, but missed it here on tp.

I think the regular record is something like -62 in Alaska, so without the windchill. Not that much warmer. And the record in Siberia is around -68 (inhabited places that is).

But yes...it is cold lol